Landmarks, The University of Texas at Austin’s public art program, announces two significant additions: the recent acquisition of Marc Quinn’s 2013 sculpture, Spiral of the Galaxy, to be unveiled in September 2016; and the commission of O N E E V E R Y O N E, a community-based photography project by Ann Hamilton (January 2017). Both works will be installed at the university’s Dell Medical School and are funded through a percent-for-art allocation that sets aside 1- to 2-percent of capital improvement projects for the acquisition of public art.
College of Fine Arts News
Several students from the Butler School of Music took top prizes at guitar competitions across the country.
Andrew Carlson, clinical assistant professor of performance as public practice in the Department of Theatre and Dance, was one of 11 UT Austin faculty selected for the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award.
Originally from Naranjito, Puerto Rico, Theatre and Dance Graduate Student Verónica Rivera-Negrón is off to do a fellowship at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Rivera-Negrón is working on the project “Commemorating the Centennial of the Jones Act: Research and Programming,” under the Latino Museum Studies Program. The Jones Act is the legal document that declared Puerto Ricans United States Citizens in 1917.
Department of Art and Art History Professor John R. Clarke co-curated an exhibition opening this week at the Montana State University’s Museum of the Rockies. Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii explores the lavish lifestyles of Romans under the shadow of Mount Vesuvius before the villas were destroyed in a volcanic eruption.
The College of Fine Arts showcased its prominence in the Austin arts community with strong representation at the Austin Critics Table Awards on May 23.
Visual arts website Glasstire took a tour of UT’s campus by flipping through The Collections, a book chronicling all the university’s many collections.
The Alcalde featured a recent exhibition by John Stoney, associate professor of studio art. He discussed his work, including his family history with spoon-bending parties.
Stephennie Mulder, associate professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, discussed the role of media in hyping scientific news without fact-checking.
As the semester came to a close, work began on The Foundry, a new creative space in the Fine Arts Library designed to support the specialized needs of students in the Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies. UT Libraries provided an update on the space, which is expected to open for students in the fall.